While software such as Lightroom and Photoshop allow you to make many adjustments, it is important to remember that you should always strive to get the best pictures possible with your camera, since any processing can potentially result in a loss of details in the file.
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While Photoshop is obviously focused on photo-editing, what many users ignore is that it can also be used to create and edit videos. While not as powerful as dedicated software such as Adobe Premiere or Adobe After Effects, Photoshop does quite a good job, with two Continue reading
In this first video tutorial, I show you how to transform a picture from daytime to night in Adobe Lightroom, mainly by reducing the overall exposure and then applying a series of localized Radial Filters to create lighting effects. Continue reading
Just a quick tip if you have ever run into the file size limit of 2 GB when trying to save a PSD file in Photoshop: Change the format to PSB, which is the Photoshop large file format. PSB actually stands for “PhotoShop Big” and has a theoretical limit of Continue reading
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In addition to the common contrast and exposure (brightness) settings that are included in even the most basic photo retouching applications, it is possible in Lightroom to modify individual ranges of brightness, which allows for precise adjustments. There are a couple of ways to do it, though, and new users of Lightroom are often (and justifiably!) confused with the settings in the Basic and Tone Curve panels.
Here’s a quick tip to greatly improve most dull pictures in 10 seconds. Probably even faster, actually! You can do it in Lightroom or with the equivalent tools in Adobe Camera Raw.
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The Camera calibration panel in Lightroom’s Develop module gives you the ability to quickly, and sometimes greatly, improve your pictures’ colors before you start playing with the other tools. I’m not talking about adjusting specific settings here, which I admit I never do, but just checking the available profiles and selecting the one that gives the best results. Continue reading
First introduced in Lightroom CC 2015, the Dehaze tool is located in the Develop module’s Effects panel. Though I discovered it almost by accident, it has quickly become one of my favorite tools in Lightroom. Continue reading